50th Anniversary of the Apollo 12 Moon Landing

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Date(s) - 19/11/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory


On 19 November 1969 Commander Charles ‘Pete’ Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L Bean achieved a precise moon landing at their expected location in the south-eastern portion of the Ocean of Storms.  They were within walking distance of the site of the Surveyorrobotic probe, which had landed on April 20, 1967.

Command Module Pilot Richard F Gordon remained in lunar orbit.

They carried the first color television camera to the lunar surface on an Apollo flight, but transmission was lost after Bean accidentally destroyed the camera by pointing it at the Sun. On one of two moonwalks, they visited the Surveyor and removed some parts for return to Earth.

Come along and join us tonight to remember the exciting events of 50 years ago and to enjoy a night sky experience when, weather permitting, we’ll be viewing the natural wonders of the night sky through our large telescopes from a dark sky location.

Session begins at 7.30pm

Tickets are priced at:

Adults £16.00

Seniors (aged 65+) and Student (with valid ID) £12.00

Children £10.00

  • Use of the telescopes for viewing the night sky is only possible when we have clear skies.
  • Events go ahead in all weather conditions except where roads are impassible due to snow.
  • Visit includes introductory presentation, guided stargazing and telescope tour.

Please note, all ticket sales are non-refundable. 

A minimum of  7 days notice is required (by e-mail) if you wish to reschedule your booking.



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